Stronger Things: Unleashing Community Power

Stronger Things

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NLGN and partners are thrilled to invite you to Stronger Things: Unleashing Community Power, our biggest event of 2020, taking place on 12 March at the Guildhall in the heart of the City of London.

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A year on from the publication of NLGN’s Community Paradigm, Stronger Things is for those who know that the solutions to our most pressing challenges can only be found in our communities. We will host over 400 senior people from across the UK’s public sector, and beyond, to share their successes and challenges of empowering communities. This conference will give you the connections, tools and insights you need to further that vision at your organisation.

Demand has already been high and we expect bookings to reach capacity. To avoid disappointment, secure your place here.

So get ready for a day of grappling with challenges and engaging with new ideas alongside some of the most radical thinkers and practitioners in our sector, including: Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons; Prof. Donna Hall, Chair, NLGN; Kajal Odedra, Director, UK and Julia Unwin, CBE, Chair, Civil Society Futures Inquiry.


9:30  Registration & Refreshments
Meet old contacts and make new connections over tea, coffee and pastries.

10:00  Welcome
Adam Lent, Director, NLGN and John Barradell, Town Clerk, City of London Corporation set out their vision for the day.

10:15  Unleashed: Prof. Donna Hall, CBE, Chair, NLGN.

10:35  Break

10:50  Breakout Session
Highly interactive and engaging sessions focussing on specific themes, issues and challenges facing the sector. Each session will be run by an event partner, including: The Behavioural Insights Team, ENGIE; FutureGov; Local Trust; and Social Finance

11:50  Unleashed: Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons

12:10  Lunch
Network with colleagues

13:00  Afternoon Introduction

13:20  Breakout Session
Agilisys; BIT; ENGIE; FutureGov; Local Partnerships; Local Trust; Losing Control; Social Finance

14:20  Unleashed: Julia Unwin, CBE, VCS Sector

14:40  Community Power Panel
Chaired by Prof Donna Hall, CBE: Mel Young, Homeless World Cup; Paul Sinton-Hewitt, ParkRun; Sophie Maxwell, NEET

15:25  Networking Break

15:45  Unleashed: Kajal Odedra, Director, UK

16:20  Drinks reception
Sponsored by FutureGov


Donna Hall
Donna Hall CBE

Chair, NLGN
Helen Bevan
Helen Bevan

Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons
Kajal Odedra
Kajal Odedra

Director, UK
Julian Unwin
Julia Unwin CBE

Chair, Civil Society Futures Inquiry